Alberta man killed in snowmobile accident during race in Kamloops – CTV News

Alberta man killed in snowmobile accident during race in Kamloops - CTV News
Killed in snowmobile race – Kamloops News
A 28-year-old man who was participating in a snowmobile race on Saturday has died following a crash on the course.

The incident occurred during the Western Canada Hillcross Race at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops on April 20.

According to resort staff — who confirmed the death — the accident happened during a snowmobiling competition on the mountain Saturday.

Man dies during snowmobile competition on Sun Peaks Resort

Police say the rider sustained serious injuries in the accident and was airlifted off the mountain to the resorts medical centre.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the resort said the incident occurred on the race course and involved the snowmobiler and a driver.

Snowmobiler killed in race at Sun Peaks Resort

Resort staff said the rest of the competition has been cancelled as a result of the riders death.

A 28-year-old man who was participating in a snowmobile race on Saturday has died following a crash on the course.

Resort staff said the rest of the competition has been cancelled following the participant's death.

The remainder of weekend hillcross snowmobile races have been cancelled at Sun Peaks Resort after a competitor died on Saturday.

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Kamloops RCMP say the 28-year-old Alberta resident was airlifted off the mountain to the medical centre at the resort, where he passed away due to serious injuries sustained in a crash during competition.

The resort has issued a statement saying it happened during the Western Canada Hillcross Tour on Saturday April 20, when a snowmobiler was in an accident. The ski patrol provided medical assistance on the scene and an air ambulance was called, but the snowmobiler died of their injuries.

“Ski patrol was on the scene immediately to provide medical assistance,” Sun Peaks spokesman Aidan Kelly said on the resort's website. “An air ambulance was also called to the resort. Unfortunately, the snowmobiler passed away as a result of injuries sustained.

“Our hearts go out to the family, friends, event organizers, and all those involved. This is a tragic incident, and we will do everything we can to assist during this difficult time.”

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A man has been killed during a snowmobile racing event at Sun Peaks Resort, north of Kamloops.

The 28-year-old Alberta man was competing in the Sun Peaks Snowmobile Hill Climb, part of the Western Canada Hillcross tour, when he crashed just before noon, and sustained serious injuries.

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Police say the man was airlifted from the scene to the resort's medical centre, but he died from his injuries.

The races were taking place at the resort's Rockstar Energy Terrain Park, under the Sundance Chair.